A few months ago i started seeing more and more threads about the Buco J100 and i decided i wanted a simple clean Cafe Racer. The Shinki leather that Diamond Dave offers caught my attention and i decided to take the plunge. I sent him all my measurements, and measurements of jackets i own and the waiting began. After a month i received my jacket, it looked like it was a size to small... I am not sure what happened, but for some reason this size 42 jacket fit like a size 40 and had sleeves that were 2" shorter than specified. After a weird conversation with Dave he offered me a remake, i sent the jacket back and waited some more. The second jacket turned up this week and it is much much better. Fit wise, it is very good, it fits my shoulders and waist perfectly, doesn't flare to much at the bottom like i have seen some Buco J100 do. Sleeve length is good, neck diameter is good, all is well. It did come out 1" longer in the body than what i had asked for, but i actually don't mind it, it looks good. Secondly, the hide... It is amazing! I have honestly never seen anything like it. It is thicker than my ELMC Californian, it almost feels as thick as FQHH, but without the cardboard feel of it. It is soft and smooth, with an incredible grain. The back is especially nice, nicest grain i have seen. It also molded to me faster than any leather i have owned. It formed great creases in a day and i am confident it is going to look awesome after it is properly broken in. The only negative to me is the shine it has... It is a bit shiny for my taste, but it will hopefully lose some of it's shine as i wear it. The lining is also very nice, it's super thick rayon, nice and silky, nothing bad to say about it. Third, construction. This is where i am not 100% satisfied. Really, all the important things are really well done. The stitching between panels is very nice and straight, the sleeve are stitched perfectly straight to. But if you start really inspecting the little things the attention to detail is somewhat lacking. The zippers in the sleeves are not both done as well, one side is nicely centered, the other is off center and uneven. The chest zippers aren't the same, one has even wind flaps, the other doesn't. The lining isn't stitched evenly at the bottom. The chest pockets have black zippers, but the sleeves and the main zipper are brown tape that has been dyed black afterwards. This gives the zipper a weird charcoal colour with some brown spots left here and there. Lastly, there are 4 random holes in the back panel, that look like something was stapled on the leather and then removed. Now, none of these things are a massive deal, this is still a very nice jacket and i am glad i bought it. I just think it's a shame to have such amazing materials and not make the most of them. Full disclosure, i am a little OCD and have a tendency to always look for perfection, so maybe it's just me asking for to much. Now, pictures: Interesting thing worth noting, for some reason the back seam is aligned with the sleeve seams! It seems that usually the seams are staggered, the sleeve seam being around an inch lower than the back seam. No idea why he chose to align them on this one when all of his other jackets aren't, but i like it. Now, here are the things i mentioned earlier: Chest zippers, left one looks even, right one has a long upper flap and a short lower flap Sleeve zippers, right one is really nice and even, left one is not centered and the upper portion of it is crooked and uneven. You can't see the brown when it is zipped, but when open you can see brown spots here and there. Personally i find this a bit weird and would have preferred black or brown tape. Not a massive deal, but still this is the only jacket i have that shows this.